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Subject: Re: Elite


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Sari Songster (Elite petite)
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Date Posted: Thu, Jan 29 2009, 12:53:48pm
In reply to: wondering 's message, "Elite" on Thu, Jan 29 2009, 11:57:55am

Elite
defeat
delete
petite

notice how they sound
yet spell abound
they ain't replete
with words complete
with letters
that buckle
in the heat

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Could be?
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Date Posted: Thu, Jan 29 2009, 11:03:30pm

"Elite (occasionally spelled Élite) is taken originally from the Latin, eligere, "to elect". In sociology as in general usage, the elite is a relatively small dominant group within a large society, which enjoys a privileged status envied by individuals of lower social status. The small dominant groups are the privileged minority - a small group of people within a larger group who have more power, social standing, wealth, or talent than the rest of the group. The position of elite at the top of the social strata almost invariably puts it in a position of leadership and often subjects the holders of elite status to pressure to maintain their position as part of the elite". However, in spite of the pressures, the existence of the elite social stratum is usually unchanged. I wonder if this is referred to as mentioned in this forum. Could be the educated fools and learned idiots labeled as the Élite as in "eligere", self proclaimed.

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